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Dr. Toshihiro (Tom) Takami visited the US in October 2012.

posted Sep 17, 2012, 7:12 PM by Robert Ray   [ updated Feb 24, 2016, 9:43 AM ]

Dr. Toshihiro (Tom) Takami (founder of Asian Rural Institute) came to the US in October to Receive a Yale Distinguished Alumni Award. Tom Takami will receive the Yale Divinity School’s William Sloane Coffin '56 Award for Peace and Justice on Thursday, October 25th  at Yale Divinity School in New Haven CT. This was the best opportunity to see Tom unless you are planning to go to ARI / Japan for the ARI 40th anniversary celebration in mid September 2013. Details of the Yale Divinity School event follow.

“The William Sloane Coffin '56 Award for Peace and Justice award is given in honor of the life and ministry of William Sloane Coffin, former Chaplain to the University and one of the 20th century's most significant religious leaders.

The recipient of the Coffin award will be someone who shares Coffin's passionate and prophetic witness, a courageous devotion to the dignity and worth of all persons, and who has made a notable contribution to the work of peace and reconciliation.”  The preceding text is an excerpt from the award nomination information.

(North) American Friends of Asian Rural Institute (AFARI) held a reception for Tom Takami and  friends of ARI at Branford, CT during their Fall AFARI meeting. The reception washeld from 1:00 – 3:00 PM on Saturday, October 27th at  the James Blackstone Memorial Library, 758 Main Street, Branford CT.

Friends of Tom Takami and ARI are welcome.